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A Video from the Kenya Resilient Arid Lands Partnership for Integrated Development (Kenya RAPID) Program

Summary

The Kenya Resilient Arid Lands Partnership for Integrated Development (Kenya RAPID) program brings together public and private institutions and communities with the goals of increasing access to water and sanitation for people and water for livestock, and rebuilding a healthy rangeland-management ecosystem. Kenya RAPID supports the Ending Drought Emergencies Common Program Framework launched by the Government of Kenya in November 2015, recognizing that “sustainable management of rangelands, water, crops, and increasing the contribution of livestock to the pastoral economy are critical to resilient livelihoods in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs).” From 2015 through 2020, the Kenya RAPID program will focus on five northern counties – Garissa, Isiolo, Marsabit, T urkana and W ajir . These counties have high poverty rates, chronic food and water insecurity, and low access to basic services. The program is designed to increase the average water coverage rate in the five counties from 37 percent to more than 50 percent, while building a model that can be adapted for use by other counties.